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in-group

(ĭn′gro͞op′)
n.
A group of people united by common beliefs, attitudes, or interests and usually excluding outsiders; a clique.

in-group

n
(Sociology) sociol a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between them. Compare out-group

in′-group`

or in′group`,



n.
a group of people sharing similar interests, attitudes, etc., and usu. considering those outside the group as inferior or alien. Compare out-group.
[1905–10]
Translations

in-group

[ˈɪnˌgruːp] Ngrupo m exclusivista or excluyente, camarilla f

in-group

nmaßgebliche Leute pl, → Spitze f; (Sociol) → In-Group f
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Findings suggest that the extent of family unemployment affects unemployed in-group identification and predicts readiness to change unemployed status.
For example, advice provided by out-group members may be treated with suspicion or as a threat to social identity (Amiot & Hornsey, 2010), suggesting that unemployed individuals may be less likely to accept advice from those who are not members of the unemployed in-group (Amiot & Hornsey, 2010).
In-group/out-group bias occurs when the in-group is viewed as superior to the out-group in order to maintain positive social identity (DeCremer, 2000).
2002)--from the self to the collective level, and verified that belonging to an in-group is also an aspect of self (Bennett & Sani, 2008).
Gaertner, Iuzzini, Witt, & Orina, 2006; Morrison, Fast, & Ybarra, 2009) have indicated that social identity is determined not only by the in-group to which individuals belong, but also by the corresponding out-group.
The ancient sense of in-group versus out-group, of "us versus them" was still part of the human heritage, part of human nature.
The ground floor of our building was still intact but a second floor, a new superstructure of ethical principles, had been built on it that governed relations between outlying members of the enlarged in-group.
Since the extended family is the primary in-group for members of collectivistic cultures, its importance to the individual's feelings of self-worth is paramount.
Such beliefs often lead to a preference for and use of nontraditional medical/spiritual sources that can return the affflicted person to harmony with the group, thereby resolving the problem through in-group resources (LaFromboise et al.
Oldtimers who allied with out-group newcomers felt insecure; the alliance threatened their social ties with the other in-group oldtimers on the team.
Further, the data reveal examples of humor in which the out-group is the butt of the joke and some in which the in-group is the principal subject.
1) Humor as a means of building in-group solidarity.